Fight those dark circles with derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme

Derma E Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Cream

Derma E Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme

If you are looking for an eye cream that’s formulated to help with dark undereye circles then you need to check out derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme. If you are looking for an eye cream that also helps with fine lines, puffy eyes and wrinkles then you really need to check out derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme. And if you are looking for this kind of product that won’t break the bank, well you’ve found it right here with derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme. When we were sent this eye cream to test out I realized it had a lot to prove.

squeeze tube

squeeze tube

derma e has created an eye cream that’s formulated with their special Intensive Skin Brightening Complex. derma E Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme contains Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, Bearberry, Niacinamide, Licorice, Green Tea and C-Ester to help fight discoloration for more a more evenly toned, luminous eye area. In addition it’s enriched with Pycnogenol®, Horse Chestnut and Yarrow — ingredients shown to help diminish dark circles caused by poor circulation.

ingredients

ingredients

It has all the right ingredients to help lighten the dark circles and make our eyes appear brighter. What it doesn’t do is make the dark circles totally disappear. Don’t expect that from this eye cream or any other but it certainly does help make them appear lighter and your eye area more well-rested. By using this lovely moisturizing eye cream you are softening the look around your eyes.

I like to use this in the morning. As soon as I start my whole rigmarole I apply just a dab of this evenly under my eyes. This gives it time to sink in and moisturize my orbital eye area. It just takes a little bit to do the job. You can apply this on your eyelid if you want but I find that any eye cream there is going to interfere with my eyeshadow so that’s not a step I take. You can (and probably should) use this both morning and night.

Derma E Eye Cream enough for both eyes

Derma E Eye Creme enough for both eyes

Here are a few more things I like about derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme

-          It is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

-          It retails for only $27.95 for .5 oz; this is a bargain in the world of eye creams!

-          This is great for all skin types

-          Great for travel since the tube is small and quite portable

-          Because you squeeze out the amount you want from the tip it’s very hygienic

derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Cream

derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme

When you look for this try to purchase the new yellow packaging as it’s been reformulated. I’m sure that the previous product was just as good but I like the “new improved” version of items which is what this review is all about. You can find the previous eye cream in the purple packaging sold for less though at places like Vitacost.

I think derma e did a good job of proving that it helps reduce dark circles, fine lines and puffiness for me. It’s been a good companion in the morning whether I use it alone or mix a little with a concealer. It helps me face the day looking a little brighter. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Two eye creams from Kate Somerville – you’ll have trouble choosing just one!

 

kate somerville logoToday’s Kate Somerville review is going to make you a little crazy. We have two eye creams to tempt you with and when you are done reading you won’t know which to choose. But we are sure you will want to select one since they are that good. Kate Somerville is a wonderful line for those of us that want anti-aging products. Your eye area is usually the first place that show lines. We hear about women in their 20′s who are already concerned with fine lines and crow’s feet and that only increases as you get older. But you can help stave away the years with the Kate Somerville line.

As Kate Somerville says: Smooth and soften fragile skin to fight the signs of time.

The delicate contours around the eyes and lips are often the first to reveal fine lines. Yet, a little extra care – and the right blend of sophisticated ingredients – can yield remarkably renewing results. My highly effective eye and lip treatments utilize advanced anti-aging formulas that work hard to repair and revive.

Marcia’s eye cream:

Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

I am so lucky that I have been able to test KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream. This is such a luxury product and one that makes me feel like my under eye area is more youthful appearing than ever. The KateCeuticals products are a particular segment of Kate Somerville. This is the creme de la crème of her already amazing line. KateCeuticals are age-defying products created to leave us illuminated and healthier looking. They contain high-performance ingredients and Anti-aging Actives to improve the appearance of firmness and combined them with luxurious Fruit Extracts and powerful Antioxidants to restore and renew skin.

I’m totally in love with the fact that Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream is able to lift the appearance of the skin under my eyes and make the area look less lined. I’m very critical when I take pictures of my eyes for the blog and have cut back on photos because of that. But I’m noticing a rejuvenation that is thrilling me.

the airless top

the airless top

This eye cream ($135) is in a wonderful airless container. I push down gently on the top and out comes the perfect amount to pat under both eyes. If I push too hard and get too much I’ll just use the excess on the driest sections of my face. I’m not going to waste a precious drop of this.

One push down is enough for both eyes

One push down is enough for both eyes

There are 6 powerful ingredients that make Multi-Active Repair stand out from the crowd. It is loaded with Peptides to prevent the breakdown of elastin as well as add major hydration to the eye area. 1) Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract (from an Indian tree well-known in Ayurvedic medicine) helps plump the skin from the inside. 2) Blackberry Leaf Extract inhibits the breakdown of collagen  3) Natural Sugar Beet Root Extract then promotes collagen production and adds moisturization. 4) Long term hydration is aided by a special blend of Soybean Lipid Extracts. 5) Natural Herbal Extracts improve luminosity as well as evens out skin texture and tone. 6) To help with undereye puffiness there’s caffeine in the formula. And as if that weren’t enough there are Color-Correcting Micro Pearls that minimize the appearance of dark circles.

KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

This is an extremely smooth eye cream that works well both day and night. I like to put it on early in my skincare routine and find it doesn’t interfere with makeup. After it soaks in for a short time (less than a minute), my undereye area feels softer than ever and is ready for me to use a concealer. While this is an expensive product, I don’t believe in skimping on the skin under my eyes. I want to remain youthful looking for as long as possible and KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream is a product that I want in to use in my fight against Father Time and Mother Nature.

Lisa’s eye cream:

Well, I must say Marcia, your eye cream sounds pretty terrific. However, I am head over heels in love with the eye cream sent for me to review by Kate Somerville, the Line Release™ Under Eye Repair Cream ($125). Yes, it’s pricey, but the bottle lasts forever and this is an eye cream that really does what it promises.

Kate Somerville Line Release

Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream

The Kate Somerville Line Release™ Under Eye Repair Cream firms the under eye area, reduces puffiness, and brightens dark circles. It is moisturizing enough to soothe dry skin and not so heavy that it won’t work for very oily skin. It has a silicone base so it’s wonderful to use before applying makeup. The packaging is absolutely perfect, with an airless pump that also had a really cool see-through strip on the side so you can actually see how much product is left!

Love the packaging!

Love the packaging!

You can see how much product is left

You can see how much product is left – I am about half way through my bottle after 2 months of use

The eye cream’s texture is nice and light, so it soaks in quickly and doesn’t leave the under eye area tacky or sticky.

Kate Somerville Line Release swatch

Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream swatch

This elegant eye cream has no fragrance, which is a huge plus. The silicones leave skin super soft and the ingredients include tons of cell-communicating ingredients, antioxidants, and ceramides.

Kate Somerville says, “In a clinical test*, Line Release™ Under Eye Repair Cream instantly firmed, lifted, and smoothed the appearance of skin. This unbelievably lightweight formula diminishes the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, leaving you rejuvenated and refreshed.

  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 is intended to make the eyes appear lifted and more contoured.
  • Tripeptide reduces the visible depth of expression lines.
  • Matrixyl™ 3000 is formulated to significantly reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles.
  • Light Diffusing Pearls help minimize the look of dark circles and illuminate the entire eye area.
  • Vitamins A, C, and E provide a powerful Antioxidant boost to skin.
  • Soybean protein moisturizes skin.
  • Cucumber Extract conditions and soothes skin.

* Results based on an independent Clinical Study.”

Based upon my independent testing, I would have to agree.  This is a terrific eye cream.

Now that you’ve seen these two and read about our individual love for them, which would you choose? Believe us, there’s no wrong answer!

*sent for editorial consideration

Dark circles begone with Teamine Eye Complex and Concealer

Teamine Eye Complex and Concealer

Teamine Eye Complex and Concealer

This aging stuff has got to stop. It can be a little depressing to see a new line in your face. Unless you partake in plastic surgery you need to take care of your skin and help slow down the signs of aging. The newest weapon in my arsenal comes courtesy of Revision Skincare and their Teamine Eye Complex and Teamine Concealer.

These are two separate items that work in tandem. Each work well alone but combined they are superpowers sort of like Batman and Robin. The eye complex is Batman and the concealer is Robin.

Teamine Eye Complex

Teamine Eye Complex

Teamine Eye Complex aka Batman

Teamine Eye Complex aka Batman

Batman, aka Teamine Eye Complex, is the work horse in this duo. It’s the more potent product and the one I’d pick if I could only have one. Revision Skincare realizes that there are many causes for dark circles so they’ve worked to address this problem in a variety of ways. Their goal is to visibly diminish dark under eye circles, smooth the appearance of fine lines under and around your eyes and to firm and brighten. That’s a lot to ask of one cream but then again this is Batman we are talking about.

Teamine Eye Complex

Teamine Eye Complex

Teamine Eye Complex contains natural minerals, mica, silica and titanium dioxide, to help immediately brighten the skin and diffuse light to minimize the look of fine lines. It’s a wonderful daytime eye cream. I always mix a little bit of eye cream with the concealer or corrector I’m going to use under my eyes so when I first started using the Eye Complex that what I did. I absolutely noticed a firmness and brightening. Teamine Eye Complex also contains green tea and THD ascorbate to help with anti-aging benefits.

Teamine Concealer

Teamine Concealer

Teamine Concealer

Teamine Concealer

Robin, aka Teamine Concealer, is great alone but works even better with his partner. Teamine Concealer isn’t a heavy duty concealer. It’s better to think of this as a treatment that works to reduce dark circles and fine lines since it only lightly conceals. It’s meant for long term use and not as a spot concealer. It contains anti-aging benefits with powerful antioxidants like Troxerutin, Brazilian Ginseng, South American Marapuama and White Lily Extract all to help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Other ingredients (green tea, co-q10, vitamin E, grape fruit extract and THD Ascorbate) provide the antioxidant benefits.

Teamine Concealer in Light

Teamine Concealer in Light

Teamine Concealer in Light

Teamine Concealer in Light

I use Teamine Concealer after I use the Eye Complex. I like to apply concealer in a V shape under my eyes and I do that with Teamine too. I’ll then go on to the rest of my routine. If I need more concealing I’ll try to use a concealer over my foundation and blend it carefully with my fingers. The warmth of fingers and as little manipulation as possible is what gives the most natural look.

Revision Skincare and Teamine products are sold at local medical spas and doctor’s offices. I put my zip code in the locator and found 16 locations that were available within a 25 mile radius of my home and three were actually extremely close by. My Batmobile would get me there in no time flat.

Batman and Robin from tomztoyz.blogspot.com

Batman and Robin from tomztoyz.blogspot.com

If you are looking for your own personal Batman and Robin then check out Revision Skincare’s Teamine line. — Marcia

*sent for review purposes

 

Win everything you need for a perfect ‘Selfie’ from RoC and Clean & Clear

 

'Selfie' - the word of the year for 2013

‘Selfie’ – the word of the year for 2013

The word of the year for 2013 was ‘selfie’ and the great folks at RoC and Clean & Clear have sent the BIZ some awesome products to give away so you can create a perfect one to post on all your social media sites.

While a selfie is often a spur of the moment thing, RoC has some great advice to make your picture truly fabulous. Here are four steps and the four products you can win!

RoC

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

First, get prepared the night before with RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream($22.99). This retinol-based eye cream reduces dark circles and de-puffs eyes, helping ensure a great photo. Keep using this regularly to reduce the look of wrinkles, crow’s-feet, dark circles, and puffiness. Another plus – this has no fragrance.

Clean

Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment

Second, remember that lighting can make all the difference. Use natural sunlight or even a desk lamp, but make sure your face doesn’t have shadows. And to make sure skin really looks flawless, dab on a little Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment ($6.49) beforehand. This is a wonderfully gentle formula that won’t irritate sensitive skin.

RoC

RoC Instant Facial Smoother 

The third step is to apply primer to smooth out fine lines and brighten that complexion. A great choice is the RoC Instant Facial Smoother ($22.99). This silky primer not only illuminates skin, it also creates a great canvas for your makeup application. And it’s also fragrance-free, not easy to find in a primer.

Clean

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

inside the Clean & Clear

inside the Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

Your final step? Get rid of that shiny nose! Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($4.99) are awesome blotting tissues that soak up the oilies without taking your makeup off too. They come in a super convenient pop-up package and are soft, sort of rubbery-feeling sheets that don’t leave that annoying powder residue on your face. Love these!

Win these...

Win these…

and these!

and these!

Enter to win all four products so you can create the perfect selfie.  This giveaway is open through 1/27/14 for US only.  Good luck…and here is my selfie for you!  - Lisa

this is one SEXY selfie

this is one SEXY selfie

*samples and giveaway courtesy of RoC, the BIZ are proud ambassadors for this excellent line!


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Le Mieux wants to make you look better than ever with their Anti-Aging Set

le mieux boxI am totally mesmerized with eye products, especially eye treatments, so I was excited to see that Le Mieux has created a kit that every company around should take note of. They’ve taken 3 of their best selling eye products and put it into one beautiful box, Le Mieux Anti-Aging Set.

When Beauty Info Zone is approached to review items from a skincare line I instantly look into what eye products are offered. I’m meticulous about taking care of my eyes (to make up for past sins most likely. I always remove every bit of eye makeup before bed, no matter how tired or lazy I am. I always put on an eye cream/serum/gel under my eyes before bed. Plus an eye cream is essential in the mornings along with concealer.

Le Mieux Anti Aging Set

Le Mieux Anti Aging Set

This pretty pink box holds everything I’d wanted to try from Le Mieux – well not everything since it’s actually created some desires to try more.

The important thing to know about Le Mieux is that their goal is to help renew the collagen that our faces lose as we age. Their motto says it all:

With the Anti-Aging Set they are helping to improve firmness and elasticity around our eyes. They want to help us avoid injections that can be painful and expensive.
Le Mieux products in the Anti-Aging Set

Le Mieux products in the Anti-Aging Set

The set comes with a travel size TGF-B Booster Serum (5 mL), the full size TGF-B Eye Firming Masks (4 sets) and full size Eye Wrinkle Corrector (.5 oz, 15 mL). The items are perfect for travel as well as home use.

TGF-ß BOOSTER

TGF-ß BOOSTER

I love eye masks and am always happy to have different ones to try out. They may be a temporary fix but they are a happy temporary fix. The TGF-B Eye Firming Masks are used in conjunction with the TGF-B Booster Serum. The routine is to put a few drops of the serum on your clean, dry face just under your eyes. Then apply the moist side of the eye mask with the larger end closer to your nose. Relax for 15-20 minutes and remove the masks but don’t rinse off the area around your eyes. Instead massage the serum into your skin until it’s absorbed. The masks are meant to be used once or twice a week. Follow up with a small drop of the Eye Wrinkle Corrector.

TGF-ß EYE FIRMING MASKS

TGF-ß EYE FIRMING MASKS

The masks are refreshing to use. I notice less of those fine lines that make me look older. Here’s what Le Mieux tells us about these: “Years of research developed a powerful and innovative cooling eye-energizing mask to help increase oxygen uptake. The sophisticated micro delivery system helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and stimulates collagen synthesis.”

Even when you are finished with the masks in the kit you’ll still have plenty of the TGF-B Booster Serum and Eye Wrinkle Corrector left. You’ll be very happy about that! The TGF-B Booster has won the Beauty Awards Best Serum of 2012. This can be used anywhere on your face to help with diminishing fine lines. It has my favorite ingredient in it too – hyaluronic acid. From Le Mieux: “Unlike any product on the market today, this highly enriched concentrated serum has 85% pharmaceutical grade anti-aging ingredients and human-like growth factors in a Hyaluronic Acid base. It works on the cellular level by stimulating the production of soluble collagen and elastin from human fibroblasts. TGF-? Booster diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a luminous, healthy, youthful glow.” This is a wonderful moisturizing serum.

EYE WRINKLE CORRECTOR

EYE WRINKLE CORRECTOR

The Eye Wrinkle Corrector is recommended to be used over the TGF-ß Booster Serum but I’ve used it without too. It can be used once or twice a day. I especially like using it in the morning since I like the pump and the lotion consistency of it under makeup.

The only tricky part about this is ordering it. The best ways are to call them at 888-327-8188 from 9 to 5 PST and purchase them that way or you can email the company info@lemieuxcosmetics.com to find out where they might be sold locally. These are used at professional offices and medical spas so they are a brand that’s a little harder to get but definitely worth it. The set is $60 which is a great price since the full size Eye Wrinkle Corrector is $45, the box of 4 pairs of TGF-B Eye Firming Masks are $12, and a full size TGF-B Booster Serum is $65 for 1 fl. oz (you get .5 fl oz in the kit).

The Le Mieux Anti-Aging Set is a great way to begin learning about the Le Mieux line. Once you try it, you might be hooked on looking younger than springtime. — Marcia

*provided for review consideration

If you are allergic to shellfish then avoid the Eye Firming Mask.

The TGF-ß Eye Firming Mask contains: hyaluronic acid; palmitoyl tripeptide-7; acetyl hexapeptide-8; palmitoyl pentapeptide-4; marine extracts; and white tea extract.

The Eye Wrinkle Corrector contains: acetyl hexapeptide-8; palmitoyol pentapeptide-4; dipeptide-2; hesperidin methyl chalcone; beta glucan; palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7; glycosaminoglycans; Japanese green tea and white tea extract.

The TGF-ß Booster Serum contains: hyaluronic acid; superoxide dismutase, an anti-oxidant; palmitoyl oligopeptide (PO); acetyl octapeptide-3 (snap-8); soybean extract; gingko biloba extract.

 

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Eye Cream really rocks

If I am going to invest in an eye cream, why buy something that only does one thing? Especially when I can get one that does FIVE things – like RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Eye Cream ($28.99).

RoC

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Eye Cream

RoC sent the BIZ their multi-tasking eye cream to test, and this eye cream promised a lot. According to RoC’s clinical study, in 4 weeks women has noticeable improvements in these five areas:

  • Dark circles appeared visibly reduced
  • Under-eye puffiness was diminished
  • Hydrated thirsted, dry skin
  • Improved overall radiance of skin
  • Smoothed out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
RoC

this little tube does a lot of things!

Based on the study I had high expectations. I am happy to say it lived up to the hype – I really like this eye cream. I tried it for one month and  my eye area was wonderfully hydrated and definitely looked more radiant. I also think it did diminish my fine lines, thanks to the Hexinol, which is a new skin care technology that can only be found in RoC products.  It also has free-radical fighting antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, and soy protein. The result? Real wrinkle relief.

RoC

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Eye Cream swatch

Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Eye Cream not only has an elegant formula, it’s also a pleasure to apply. It’s a light cream that sinks right in and doesn’t leave the eye area wet or greasy. It does have a fragrance so it wouldn’t be the first choice for those with sensitivity to scents. However, if fragrance doesn’t bother you, this is a truly great eye cream. Plus, the price is terrific. You could pay five times that amount for an eye cream with similar ingredients at Nordies or Saks.

RoC products are easily found at CVS, Right Aid, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. If you are in the market for an effective eye cream and don’t mind fragrance, this is a terrific option.  - Lisa

*pr sample

Lift & Firm Eye Cream by Lift Lab – it does the heavy lifting for you

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

Lift Lab is a skincare company that specializes in age prevention therapy. It’s the equivalent of seeing a psychologist for your skin. Take care of your needs now before they become problems later. They use a patented ingredient called Cell Protection Protein which is a 100% natural biological component found in the wintering organisms in the sub-arctic regions. “Through further research and testing, Cell Protection Proteins was proven in both clinical and in vitro tests to also protect cells from destructive chemical imbalances and harsh UV rays, while improving skin’s moisture balance. Perhaps most crucially, Cell Protection Proteins boost the skin’s natural regeneration process by allowing skin cells to produce more of their own proteins that provide protection and growth. This result is the basis for the LIFTLAB Self-Regulating Lift System.”

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

I’ve been using Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream which contains Cell Protection Protein for the last 6 weeks since it was sent for review. I apply this light green cream nightly though I could use it twice a day as recommended. I have a few problems under my eyes and Lift & Firm Eye Cream helps address these. Lift Lab explains that the goals of their Eye Cream are to redefine the eye area to visibly firm and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, deep wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness and sagginess.

about Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

about Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

For me the biggest difference is in my fine lines and sagginess. My dark circles have more to do with my uneven sleep patterns and I haven’t found that most eye creams can help with that. When I take pictures of my eyes I’m doing them in extreme close up and I do see puffiness but in real life unless you have the vision of Superman, in general you don’t see that.

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

What I like about Lift & Firm is that my undereye area feels very soft to the touch and much more even in color on most days. The formula is more of a gel-like texture so it’s particularly light. When I do use it during the day, it doesn’t interfere with the concealer I use under my eyes. I find that no matter when I use it, I just need a small amount. A little goes a long way which helps when using an expensive eye cream.

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream - see how it just melts in

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream – see how it just melts in

If you are looking for an eye cream that is lightweight yet fights against the ravages of age, then Lift & Firm by Lift Lab should be on your list for consideration. Have you tried this? I noticed that Beauty Army had it as a sample to choose one month and for the most part people loved it. I know I’m happy to have this as part of my arsenal. — Marcia

*sent for review